[TUHS] Status of Net/2

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Sat May 16 11:39:30 AEST 2020

On Friday, 15 May 2020 at 18:49:44 -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> What's the current status of net/2?
> I ask because I have a FreeBSD CVS repo that I'd like to make
> available. Some of the files in it are encumbered, though, and the
> University of California has communicated that fact. But what does that
> actually mean now that V7 has been released and that's what the files were
> based on? Are they no longer encumbered?

To the best of my knowledge, Net/2 would be covered by the license
granted by Caldera on 23 January 2002:

  Caldera International, Inc. hereby grants a fee free license that
  includes the rights use, modify and distribute this named source
  code, including creating derived binary products created from the
  source code. The source code for which Caldera International,
  Inc. grants rights are limited to the following UNIX Operating
  Systems that operate on the 16-Bit PDP-11 CPU and early versions of
  the 32-Bit UNIX Operating System, with specific exclusion of UNIX
  System III and UNIX System V and successor operating systems:

     32-bit 32V UNIX
     16 bit UNIX Versions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

I'm attaching the PDF of the license agreement, along with an email
from Dion Johnson to wkt (misspelt as wht) the following day.

It doesn't specifically address any particular operating system, but
it was my understanding that this would free all BSD versions.

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